Florida Governor Ron DeSantis dropped a political bombshell when he suspended his race for the Republican Presidential nomination on the eve of the New Hampshire primary. DeSantis saw the handwriting on the wall with polls showing him at single digits in NH, and no sense that any of the Super Tuesday races were going his way.  The Governor’s decision to back President Trump is probably the best indicator of where the race is headed. 

After last week’s Iowa caucuses, voters in New Hampshire cast the first votes in a primary election of the 2024 cycle.  Primaries are tough to poll as the rules on voter eligibility vary in each state and pollsters have a challenge in determining likely voters. In New Hampshire, independent voters are allowed to choose either the Republican or Democratic primary to cast their vote, and with all the attention on the Republican race the conventional wisdom is that the Republican race will see many independents trying to influence the process. 

Last week’s Iowa caucuses saw a low turnout that has been blamed on the weather, but the victory of former President Trump was impressive and helped him lay claim to setting the stage to end the race with a clear victory in NH. Governor DeSantis added to the former President’s momentum ...

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